Here's a historic photo taken in the French Provençal town of Saint-Paul de Vence in 1969. Picasso and Morrisseau exhibition posters appear together in this storefront window. Herbert T. Schwarz (M.D., collector, author and art promoter) was instrumental in organizing Morrisseau's first solo exhibition in France at Galerie Saint-Paul from 3 - 24 Sept 1969 titled "Norval Morrisseau: Légendes Indiennes du Grand Nord Canadien" (under the patronage of Eugène Bussière, Consul General in Marseille.) Schwarz also knew Picasso quite well. Since Picasso was exhibiting in the South of France, Schwarz visited Picasso while promoting Morrisseau and tending to exhibition details there. Photo courtesy The Ottawa Citizen. Twitter | kinsmanrobinson.com
Kinsman Robinson enjoyed a long-standing and close relationship with Norval Morrisseau, C.M., LL.D., D.Litt., RCA, RSC (1931-2007). The gallery welcomed Norval Morrisseau to the stable in 1989 and hosted his comeback exhibition "The Shaman's Return", an event which wowed collectors and critics a year later. Kinsman Robinson's principals possess extensive experience and knowledge of Morrisseau’s art. Kinsman Robinson acted as Norval Morrisseau's primary gallery from 1989 until his death in 2007, so we’re well-versed in Morrisseau’s genuine paintings and their unique qualities. Kinsman Robinson specializes in Norval Morrisseau art of exceptional calibre and significance. Since 2008, Kinsman Robinson has consistently held biennial Norval Morrisseau retrospectives with accompanying full-colour catalogues.
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